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February 4, 2016

Merton Williams students and staff raise over $5,500 for LIMBS International

The Merton Williams Middle School community has taken the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits of community service and international mindedness to heart. Last fall, eighth graders held a walkathon to raise money for LIMBS International, an organization that provides prosthetics to amputees in developing nations. Their goal was to raise $900 to provide three leg systems and they blew that goal right out of the water by raising $4,476.41 through pledges. In addition to the pledges, students sold T-shirts with the words "#mwlimbs2015" and raised another $1,048.75!

There are an estimated 40 million amputees throughout the developing world and only five percent of them have access to any type of prosthetic leg system.

"We couldn't have done this without an enthusiastic and passionate staff, and engaged and empowered students," said Assistant Principal Michael LeGault.